By Robert A. Askins, Glenn D. Dreyer, Gerald R. Visgilio, Diana M. Whitelaw
The detailed contribution of this ebook is that it offers a realistic procedure for holding organic diversity. specialists in a large choice of fields, together with philosophy, environmental coverage, legislation, economics and biology, current diversified views on the best way to hinder frequent extinction round the world. a number of chapters take care of uncomplicated questions comparable to how we should always outline biodiversity and the way we should always make certain what's most crucial to save. chapters concentrate on how we will be able to position an monetary price on organic range, a step that's frequently severe for gaining attractiveness for conservation efforts. one of many significant conclusions is that individuals are frequently prepared to pay to maintain normal structures that experience no fast worth by way of producing source of revenue or commodities. different chapters are case experiences of efforts to guard specific species or ecosystems; those supply functional directions for a way to guard biodiversity extra successfully.
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The idea of a national biodiversity conservation system is not an impossible dream. 51 This may sound like a significant sum of money, even to secure a priceless heritage, but consider that it is less than one quarter of the annual cost of maintaining the national highway system, to say nothing of our spending on the military. 4 Conclusion To set a new direction for Noah we must save more than the species on the brink of doom. We must protect both rare and common plant and animal species and the ecosystems that support them.
Although state wildlife management has traditionally focused on setting seasons and limits for hunting and fishing, many states are now engaged in efforts to support both game and non-game wildlife populations and their habitats. 48 This program provides a model for sustaining numbers of rare and common species. States have become partners with federal agencies and groups such as The Nature Conservancy in habitat acquisition and wildlife programs. The Gap Analysis Project, for example, is a cooperative effort among federal and state agencies and universities.
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